Breaking: Top prospect and US Olympian signs NHL deal

It’s only a matter of time until the Hobey Baker candidate is putting up big numbers in the NHL.

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The Minnesota Wild have announced that they’ve signed Boston University forward Jordan Greenway to a three-year, entry level contract.

Greenway will join the Wild sometime today as they prepare to take on the Nashville Predators tomorrow in Nashville. Whether or not he gets into the lineup remains to be seen, but it’s worth noting that forward Zack Mitchell has been reassigned to the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild to make room for Greenway.

The 21 year old Greenway had another productive season at Boston University, claiming the NCAA’s Hockey East championship and putting up 13 goals and 35 points in 36 games. The 6 foot 6-inch, 226 pound winger tied for the team lead in scoring and was named a Hockey East Third-Team All-Star

American hockey fans may also remember that Greenway was a member of Team USA at last month’s 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Greenway was originally selected by the Wild in the 2nd round (50th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and will wear sweater No. 18 with his new club.

Here's the full press release from the Wild:

SAINT PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the NHL club has signed forward Jordan Greenway to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the remainder of the 2017-18 season. The team also announced it has reassigned forward Zack Mitchell to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Greenway, 21 (2/16/97), recorded 35 points (13-22=35) and 52 penalty minutes (PIM) in 36 games during his junior season at Boston University, helping the Terriers claim the 2018 Hockey East Tournament Championship and advance to the NCAA Northeast Regional Final. The 6-foot-6, 226-pound native of Canton, N.Y., served as an alternate captain in 2017-18, ranking T-1st on the Terriers in points, second in assists and PIM, T-2nd in PPG (4), third in goals and shots on goal (127), and was named a Hockey East Third-Team All-Star. He also collected a goal, 10 PIM and 13 shots in five games with Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, leading the U.S. in PIM and ranking third in shots. In three seasons with Boston University (2015-18), Greenway totaled 92 points (28-64=92) and 192 PIM in 112 games.
Greenway skated in eight games with Team USA at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. He notched eight points (3-5=8) in seven games to help the United States win the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, ranking T-2nd on Team USA and T-8th in the tournament in scoring. He also helped the United States earn the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, registering seven points (1-6=7) in seven games.
He collected 46 points (15-31=46) in 55 games during two seasons with United States National Team Development Program (2013-15) and won championships at the 2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament, the 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and participated in 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. Greenway recorded 62 points (23-39=62) in 46 games with Shattuck St. Mary's in Faribault, Minn., in 2012-13.

Hathaway and Dillon throw BOMBS in fight of the season

In case you missed it, San Jose Sharks defenseman Brendan Dillon and Calgary Flames forward Garnet Hathaway went at it last night in San Jose during the Sharks’ 5-1 victory, in what might be the best fight of the 2017-18 season.

The scrap went down late in the game with the Sharks already cruising to victory, but clearly Dillon wanted to get more out of this game. Check out this old school throw down:

Bombs! From both sides! Dillon dominates early and even manages to pop Hathaway’s bucket with a couple huge right hands. But wait! Hathaway mounts a comeback and lands some big shots of his own. If we have to, we’ll probably give the edge to Dillon, but this was a old fashioned slobber knocker where both men tag and get tagged multiple times. In other words: this is just good old school hockey.

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